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Asset bubbles in explaining top income shares

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  • Sarkar Saikat
  • Tuomala Matti

    (Faculty of Management, University of Tampere)

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Our empirical analysis provides support for the view that asset-bubbles togetherwith economic fundamentals such as caused by increases in innovation-led growth are an important part of story in explaining increasing top income inequality. Moreover, top tax rates have played an important role. At the same time with large growth in top income shares over the past few decades, top tax rates on upper income earners have declined signiÖcantly in many advanced countries

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  • Sarkar Saikat & Tuomala Matti, 2018. "Asset bubbles in explaining top income shares," Working Papers 1821, Tampere University, School of Management and Business, Economics.
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